With just three ingredients and a super fast cooking method, these Air Fryer Apples are perfect for snack, as a topping for oatmeal or yogurt, or as dessert with whipped cream and ice cream.

air fryer apples in three containers.

Air Fryer Apples

We regularly have apples we need to use up, including leftover frozen apples, and the option to cook them in the air fryer has been so helpful. It’s fast, yummy, and is a great snack for kids—and adults.

You can also use them as a topping or as part of a dessert. The apples are tender, lightly spiced, and a perfect texture to serve as a finger food for older babies and toddlers.

Plus, you can use any type of apple you have on hand—the only difference is that the firmness of the apple will impact how long it needs to cook.

Try this as an option to send in a packed lunch, to serve as an easy side dish for a weeknight dinner, or to pair with yogurt or Yogurt Pancakes.

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Ingredients You Need

Here’s a look at the ingredients you need to make this easy apple recipe so you know what to have on hand.

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Step-by-Step Instructions

Below is a look at how to make the recipe so you know what to expect from the process. Scroll down to the end of the post for the amounts and timing.

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  1. Preheat the air fryer and coat the basket or tray with nonstick spray. Add the ingredients to a bowl.
  2. Toss to coat well.
  3. Add the apples to the air fryer and cook until just tender.
  4. Serve warm on their own, with yogurt or ice cream, or serve as a snack once cooled.

Best Budget Air Fryer

The air fryer I use throughout this post and use in my real life is the Instant Vortex 6 Quart. It’s small enough to not take up too much counter space yet holds enough food for my family. It’s also less than $80, making it one of the more affordable air fryers.

How to Store

Store for up to 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge. Serve warm or cold. You can also freeze for future use if needed.

Air fryer apples in four bowls.

Best Tips for Success

  • These can be served on their own as a snack or side or can be a topping over pancakes, oatmeal, or yogurt. They also pair nicely with roasted chicken and pork.
  • I prefer to use cooking apples, such as Granny Smith, for this recipe, as they hold up a little better, but any apple will work. The main difference is that softer apples cook faster, and firmer apples take a little longer.

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air fryer apples in three containers.

Air Fryer Apples

With just three ingredients and a super fast cooking method, these Air Fryer Apples are perfect for snack, as a topping for oatmeal or yogurt, or as dessert with whipped cream and ice cream.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Snack
Calories 91kcal
Servings 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees F and coat the basket or tray with nonstick spray.
  • Add the apples, oil, maple syrup, and cinnamon to a bowl and toss to coat well.
  • When heated, add the apples to the air fryer and cook for 8-12 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking. They should be soft when poked with a fork and lightly browned around the edges.
  • Serve warm on their own or with yogurt or ice cream, or let cool and serve as a snack.

Notes

  • Store for up to 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge. Serve warm or cold.
  • These can be served on their own as a snack or side, or they can be a topping over pancakes, oatmeal, or yogurt. They also pair nicely with roasted chicken and pork.
  • I prefer to use cooking apples, such as Granny Smith, for this recipe as they hold up a little better, but any apple will work. The main difference is that softer apples cook faster, and firmer apples take a little longer.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup, Calories: 91kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 0.3g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 111mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 51IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 16mg, Iron: 0.2mg
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